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FLIX PIX (45): "Banned Soviet Cinema: ANDREI RUBLEV"


(directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)
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> This banned Soviet film from strikingly original filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is a strange animal.   504 more words

Kevin Keelan

Art and Life

In my previous post, On Struggle, I asked a series of questions that, hopefully, made you think about your view on life. In this post, I offer my perspective on the topic. 2,166 more words


The Mirror (1975) REVIEW

The Mirror is the most personal autobiographical film I have ever seen in recent memory.  With this film being my introduction to Tarkovsky, I had no idea what to expect and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.   335 more words


"Just Like Honey"

“Just Like Honey” opens Psychocandy, The Jesus and Mary Chain’s debut album. The song epitomizes the band’s signature cocktail of Beach Boys pop and V.U. 266 more words


Solaris (1972): A Masterpiece from Andrei Tarkovsky

Such is the effect of Tarkovosky’s cinema that it usually leaves me at a loss of words. Often there are so many unanswered questions and puzzles that one just doesn’t ‘get’ that there’s a yearning to see the movie again to make a coherent sense of it all. 715 more words

World Cinema

(Almost) everything looks better in ‘Black & Chrome’

“Everything,” Paul Simon sings on the album cut of “Kodachrome,” “looks worse in black and white.” In later live performances, he often amended the lyric to, “Everything looks better in black and white.” He’s right on both counts. 1,057 more words